The fate of Clayton Carmine has been sealed, but the amount of people who chose to partake in the voting process should pat themselves on the back right now -- no seriously do it -- because people like you helped raise over $150,000 for the Child's Play charity.
This money is going to put a lot of smiles on sick children's faces and add some fun to their otherwise hectic lives.
After all is said and done, Microsoft and Epic Games did an awesome thing for charity, but what of Carmine's fate? I mean that's one of the main reasons we donated the cash! The Epic Games design director formerly known as Cliffy B has said that "Although the fate of Carmine has been sealed -- we can't tell you right now." It would be a bit of a spoiler if they revealed the fate of Carmine so I guess we're going to have to wait until we can get our hands on the final version of Gears of War 3.
Executive producer Rod Fergusson and design director Cliff Bleszinski released a special YouTube video announcing the whopping $150,000 donation and thanking those involved.
You can check it out below.
If you guys want a good way to base Carmine's potential fate then you should take a look at our current poll results. 80% have taken the Pro Carmine side of things after Game Rant's feature that discussed whether or not Clayton should bite the bullet. That is a huge percentile and while not everyone who bought a shirt likely voted on our poll, it's likely a pretty good way to see which direction Carmine will be heading.
I'm very much a Carmine fan, and even if he gets offed in the third installment of Gears of War it will all have been worth it, because his fate (be it life or death) has raised over $150,000 for charity. I also hope that Microsoft views this as a huge success, and does this kind of thing for future games, because it's awesome to have some kind of say in what happens in your favorite games - and help a few kids along the way.
Gears of War 3 is currently sitting at an April 5th, 2011 release date and it's only on Xbox 360.
Are you guys content with the $150,000 Child's Play donation? How many shirts did you buy?